Major events in the Sunbeam calendar in 2020       

May 2020


Fri 8 – Sat 9

Chisholm Weekend – four back to back races (with 1 discard if 4 races completed) for the Chisholm Weekend Trophy. It’s generally well-attended as it is the first weekend with intensive racing over both days. Chisholm Dinner Saturday 8 May, 1930 at ISC.

Sat 23 – Sun 24

Four back to back races for the Chittagong Cup.

June 2020

Mon 22 – Fri 26

Points Week – five days, one race per day for the series trophy; evening social events.

July 2020

Sat 25 – Fri 31 July

Cowes Classics Week – Over 25 classes; 8 races, 1 discard, over 4 days; up to 3 races per day; committee boat starts in mid-Solent; afternoon teas; evening social events. Preceded by the Dainty Dish race to Cowes from Itchenor on 25 July, when there is the 50th Dainty Dish Dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron with special guests. Read Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams in 2019.

August 2020

Sat 8 – Sat 15 Aug

Cowes Week. With 40 daily sailing races, up to 1,000 boats, and 8,000 competitors ranging from Olympic and world-class professionals to weekend sailors, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. The Sunbeam class has great longevity at this event: Sunbeams have sailed at it every year since 1923 (with exception of the war years).

Click here for the sailing programme at Itchenor Sailing Club (see the document on the ISC website entitled “2020 Sailing Programme”).